Families are one of society's oldest and most resilient institutions. From the beginning of human life, people have grouped themselves into families to find emotional, physical and collective support. Although in recent years social commentators have predicted the demise of both marriage and the family, they not only survive but continue to change and evolve. Family Treasures is a tool for all different types of individuals and families to better understand the qualities of strong families: appreciation and affection, commitment, positive communication, successful management of stress and crisis, spiritual well-being and enjoyable time together. Written in conversational style, Family Treasures empowers families to assess their own strengths and to develop a plan for building upon their successes. Within each chapter are family inventories and a variety of family-tested activities that can be used to enhance the quality of the family. "Family Treasures is one of those great resources that has strong research at its base and can be used by a variety of disciplines. The assessment tools and activities can be readily used by professionals and families to strengthen family relationships." Linda Skogrand, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Extension Specialist Utah State University
Challenges and obstacles that I have encountered in life are the lessons that helped me to discover inner faith and strength. First, fear and insecurity were eating away at me. Over whelmed by the responsibilities that were taking over my life, breast cancer,chemeotherapy, radiation and all that this entails, plagued me. Finding there is always a way out, awakened me to the truth, that faith sustains despite the trails and traumas in life, It's Time to Sing My Song explores the importance of faith and wisdom to achieve success despite distractions during my life's journey. Taking time to reflecton on how God turns things around, his teachings and meditating on his words underscored that he would bring peace and healing to me/ No matter what is troubling, when the earth turns on its axis one more time and a new day appears , it is "a chance to receive that day in all of its glory." I could hear life "whispering and could feel the depth and potential of my own existence." I have one more song; a chance to grow, make fresh impressions and move forward with God's grace. Flowers bloom for everyone to enjoy. The sun rises and set for all to see. Feeling richly and abundantly blessed ;celebrating, overcoming my fears, doubts ,circumstances and breast cancer treatments, I feel really good! During this struggle, I have learned that God empathized with my struggles, understood my doubts and was my strongest supporter when the road was difficult. There is certain comfort in this knowledge. The book becomes a story within a story that unveils kindness, friendship and human enotions that would not have been revealed had not I developed breast cancer, survived chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Celebrating this victory , joy now flows where once there were tears.
Offers a wealth of informal, practical ideas that parents and children can share to bring Buddhism into daily life and explores the challenges and rewards of sharing Buddhist values and the practice of mindfulness with children.
In a cycle of life as regular as the tide, generations of families have summered in Bradley Beach, New Jersey, a unique and historical one-square-mile oceanfront community located between Asbury Park and Belmar. Revel in the joys of the Jersey Shore in this new collection of nostalgic stories contributed by loyal residents of Bradley Beach. Steeped in history and rich in beach culture, Bradley Beach Treasures offers a warm glimpse of life through the 1900s with essays, poems, anecdotes, photographs and memorabilia.
Do your kids have a hard time writing? Perhaps it's simply because they do not know what to write. With My Journal it makes it easy to write! For example, it's as simple as answering the following questions each day: What did you do today? What was the most significant thing about your day? How about the worst thing? Also write what you're thankful for each day and things you'd like to remember. There is also a sketch section where you can just doodle around and draw a picture of something about your day. This is a fun 90 day journal for kids and tweens!
Organize and enjoy your family's memories! You've captured countless cherished family photos of babies' first steps, graduations, weddings, holidays, vacations, and priceless everyday moments on your smartphone or digital camera. Perhaps you've inherited a collection of heirloom family photographs, too. But now what? How to Archive Family Photos is a practical how-to guide for organizing your growing digital photo collection, digitizing and preserving heirloom family photos, and sharing your treasured photos. In this book, you'll find: • Simple strategies to get your photos out of a smartphone or camera and into a safe storage space • Easy methods to organize and back up your digital photos, including file-naming and tagging hints • Achievable steps to digitize and preserve heirloom family photos • Step-by-step workflows illustrating common photo organizing and digitizing scenarios • Checklists for setting up your own photo organization system • 25 photo projects to preserve, share, and enjoy your family photos Whether you have boxes full of tintypes and black-and-white photographs, an ever-growing collection of digital photos, or a combination of the two, this book will help you rescue your images from the depths of hard drives and memory cards (or from the backs of closets) so that you can organize and preserve your family photo collection for future generations.
Easy Family History takes the stress out of family history research. It guides readers through the most important information sources for family historians in the UK including family documents, official records, archives and websites. From what to expect on a birth cert to how to use newspaper archives each chapter focuses on an area of research and takes you through the basics. This book focuses on UK records and archives. Fully updated, this new edition includes information on recently released archives such as the 1911 Census and recently digitised military records and archives that are now online. This book features screenshots of useful websites and images of sample archival documents throughout. Author David Annal draws on his expertise and experience as a professional family history researcher to help budding family historians to get started and keep their findings in order and in perspective.
Discover more than 825 scrapbook pages and a full year of month-by-month scrapbooking ideas to chronicle the lives of family and friends. In this value-priced, 288-page book in the Treasury of Favorites series from Creating Keepsakes scrapbook magazine, special sections are presented for babies, children, teens, and adults. There are fun ideas for every month, plus for every stage of life from birth to retirement. Included are extensive galleries of reader scrapbook pages, photo tips, and more. This colorful volume is packed with great ideas for faster family history pages and poignant suggestions for journaling family stories and traditions. Articles include Recording the Stories That Make Your Family Unique, Honor a War Hero, A Family Reunion With Flair, The Simple Charms of Childhood, and others.
The strengths of families from culture to culture, when compared to each other, are remarkably similar and give us common ground around the world upon which to unite and develop mutual understanding. Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives: Strong Families Around the World, provides a conceptual framework for global family strengths, discussing the diverse strengths and challenges that families face regardless of location. This book presents 43 expert authors from 18 countries in all seven major areas in the world who explain what it means to be a family in the context of their country and the challenges their country faces in the world today. Focusing on the latest studies of similarities between strong families of different cultures, Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives: Strong Families Around the World presents a wide variety of disciplines, including family studies, family education, family therapy, modern languages, psychology, social work, sociology, cultural anthropology, and nursing. This insightful text centers on the Family Strengths Perspective, a paradigm that not only recognizes that there are problems in families today, but demonstrates clearly how these can be dealt with successfully. This valuable resource provides case study examples, quotations from literature and cultural mythology, tables, figures, and extensive references to give readers an in-depth understanding of the issues from strengths-based perspectives. Topics in Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives: Strong Families Around the World include: an introduction into the Family Strengths Perspective the International Family Strengths Model the propositions of the Family Strengths Perspective how the Family Strengths Perspective fits with other conceptual frameworks families from a global perspective a conceptual framework for understanding global family strengths and challenges Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives: Strong Families Around the World is useful as a text in marriage and family relationships classes, cross-cultural family patterns classes, strengths-based practitioner training classes, and family therapy and family educator training classes. This valuable resource will also be of great interest to family educators, family therapists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and religious counselors.
Museum exhibitions focusing on Native American history have long been curator controlled. However, a shift is occurring, giving Indigenous people a larger role in determining exhibition content. In Decolonizing Museums, Amy Lonetree examines the complexities of these new relationships with an eye toward exploring how museums can grapple with centuries of unresolved trauma as they tell the stories of Native peoples. She investigates how museums can honor an Indigenous worldview and way of knowing, challenge stereotypical representations, and speak the hard truths of colonization within exhibition spaces to address the persistent legacies of historical unresolved grief in Native communities. Lonetree focuses on the representation of Native Americans in exhibitions at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, the Mille Lacs Indian Museum in Minnesota, and the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways in Michigan. Drawing on her experiences as an Indigenous scholar and museum professional, Lonetree analyzes exhibition texts and images, records of exhibition development, and interviews with staff members. She addresses historical and contemporary museum practices and charts possible paths for the future curation and presentation of Native lifeways.